Montana State University

MSU architecture professor installed as regional director of NCARB

July 11, 2008

Thomas R Wood of Bozeman, a professor of architecture at MSU, was recently installed on the board of directors of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Photo courtesy of NCARB.   High-Res Available

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Thomas R. Wood, a professor of architecture at Montana State University, was installed on the board of directors of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at its 89th annual meeting held last month in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Wood was elected director for NCARB's Region 5, representing the Central States Conference that includes Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

First appointed to the Montana Board of Architects in 2001, Wood served as the board's president from 2005-2007. Prior to being elected director for Region 5, Wood served as the secretary/treasurer of the Central States Conference in 2005 and as its regional chair from 2006-2008.

Wood's involvement with NCARB began in the mid-1980s when he served as a grader and grading coordinator for the site graphics section of the pencil-and-paper Architect Registration Examination. Since then, he has served on numerous NCARB committees.

Wood earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1972 and a master's degree in 1975 from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Currently he is the director of Integrated Design Lab - Bozeman. He is registered to practice in Colorado and Montana.

Wood has written and lectured extensively on daylighting, climate-responsive design and integrated design. He's donated his architectural services to a variety of worthy organizations and won numerous awards for his affordable housing and energy-efficient designs.

Tom Wood (406) 994-4717,